Jenni attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile where she earned a B.A. in Art History. Her pre-program internships included hurricane recovery work at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, wall painting conservation at a medieval church in Wiltshire, England, and book and paper conservation at the Georgia Archives. She also gained experience in paintings conservation during a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. Prior to her graduate studies, Jenni was a book designer with Negative Capability Press and an outreach coordinator at the Mobile Botanical Gardens.